Solved what is this,what does it do and should I be using it?

May 7, 2015 at 14:07:39
Specs: Windows 7, 16GB
I've tried googling but nothing definitive.
I will endeavour to answer all and any questions.

I am running multiple servers of many types,gaming to websites.
Just using the onboard sata ports and this setup looks more advanced?
Wondering if it's worth it to hook it up?

Pics........

https://www.mediafire.com/?dftcl57q...

Says AMCC PowerPC on the chip.


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May 7, 2015 at 23:10:58
It's an AMCC RAID controller card, and it appears to have some sort of battery backup.


#1
May 7, 2015 at 14:14:47
There's no picture or mention of a product or device. What setup do you mean?

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#2
May 7, 2015 at 14:36:02
Sorry,hit post before pasted pic links.

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#3
May 7, 2015 at 15:41:24
I don't know what the link you posted is supposed to go to... But it does seem to bring down a host of ads and promos for all manner of stuff; and quite large files etc too...? Not a link I feel comfortable in pursuing...

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May 7, 2015 at 16:11:29
http://s21.postimg.org/q1t1om0v7/20...

Hope this is better/works?

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#5
May 7, 2015 at 16:26:22
Re #4

Saw picture of a couple of circuit boards and cables. I think you need to tell us a whole heap more about this before we can make any sort of comment. Right now I'm as puzzled as you are.

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#6
May 7, 2015 at 23:01:42
I'll try and get a better pic uploaded.
I don't know much,it came with the mobo I bought a while back.

Cables are sata 4 into 1
The smaller peice looks like a battery.


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#7
May 7, 2015 at 23:10:58
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It's an AMCC RAID controller card, and it appears to have some sort of battery backup.

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#8
May 8, 2015 at 04:05:48
Thanks ijack,shame I don't use raid.

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#9
May 8, 2015 at 05:04:37
I am running multiple servers

...shame I don't use raid.

You're running multiple servers without RAID????

*palm slap to forehead*

You'll pardon me for saying this but, even with a great backup plan, this is just, well, (again, excuse me) dumb!

If a disk fails in your server, your server is dead in the water until you replace the drive, restore the backup and bring it back up online. Anywhere from 30 minutes to hours. What if the server dies at 02:00 and you're at home in bed??

At a minimum, a RAID 1 in each server will allow you lose a drive and not have to rush around trying to rebuild it. You simply replace the defunct drive and tell it to rebuild the RAID. You don't even have any downtime this way and the server never goes offline. What if it's 02:00 and you're at home in bed? No biggy, you roll over, go back to sleep and deal with it at 08:00 when you get to work.

Our main server room guy has been away due to health issues for a couple months now so I've been covering him in the data center. I've probably replaced 10 to 15 drives in the last 4 months. I hate to think of the issues and headaches we'd have had if all those servers were not utilizing RAID. They're all pretty much mission critical.

Nobody runs servers without RAID in them, that's just asking for serious trouble.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#10
May 8, 2015 at 07:22:37
I think the guy is talking about multiple (games) server programs on the one computer.

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#11
May 8, 2015 at 08:45:29
Yep ijack,that I am.
Nothing major,just personal stuff for me and a few Friends.
Couple of racing servers,a shooter,TS,my website and forum.

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